Morgy's Musical Summer

By Michael Chesworth (Illustrator); Maggie Lewis
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618777075, 112pp.)

Publication Date: April 2008

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Morgy thinks Outlook Music Camp is a long way to go to get good at the trumpet. It’s almost in Canada! But Colonel Profundo gave him a “promising beginner” scholarship. His friends, Byron and Clara, are coming, too. Dad says, “It’s not just for trumpet, it’s summer camp and you’ll love it.”

Dad’s right but he doesn’t know the half of it. There’s canoeing, swimming, soccer and wild games of musical chairs. But there’s also Damian, oboe prodigy and bully. And Byron and Clara are in band while Morgy’s stuck in orchestra, playing a solo. What is Morgy supposed to do if he can barely read music, he misses his dog Dante and his cat Pancake, his best friend is in love with their trumpet teacher, and he sees soldiers in three-cornered hats sneaking through the camp at night?

Keep practicing, of course! First, Morgy made his move, then he survived fourth-grade hockey. Now, Broot-taroot!—Morgy goes away to camp and comes home with a song of his own. Maggie Lewis’s “Morgy’s Musical Summer” is a camp novel to write home about.

About the Author

Maggie Lewis lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts, with her husband and three sons. You're sure to enjoy Morgy in all three Morgy books: Morgy's Musical Summer, Morgy Coast to Coast, and Morgy Makes His Move.

Praise For Morgy's Musical Summer

"...Warm and funny tale...Chesworth’s action-packed black-and-white illustrations complement the breezy text." Kirkus, 04/01/08 Kirkus Reviews

"...readers new to the series will soon find themselves caught up in this enjoyable chapter book." Booklist 04/01/08 Booklist, ALA

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